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. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, obama care plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen f
hearing from the republicans? more complaints. texas senator john cornyn tweeted, so obama care's fixed now that the website has been improved? not on your life. alabama's martha roby says, quote, the real problem with obama care can't be fixed with a tech surge. what we are seeing now is just the beginning. and from new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, obama care is still a mess. it's not a mess to people who can finally afford insurance, who are getting free preventive care, who aren't being discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions. but they don't think about that. they focus on attacking the president. >> i don't know how you fix the many fundamental problems of this program. >> this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> this really feeds into the president's competence. that's really the question now that people have. is the president competent to do his job? >> here's the question. here's the question people really have. just how desperate is the right. they didn't want this law to work, didn't want it to help people, but it is.
and growing inequality. today president obama spoke in one of the poorest areas in washington d.c. delivering a passionate 50-minute speech on economic fairness. a speech that was at times highly personal. the president warning that deep income inequality is threatening the company's economic foundation and its social fabric. >> a dapgs russ and growing inequality in lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain that if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing beau mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. >> we are a better country than this. the presi
people. they came up, dare i say it, with health care exchanges which president obama put into law. they came up with revenue sharing to help stress state and local government. they're turning their own back on their own history. not just on liberal ideas. >> you know, congressman, a lot of people -- this was brought home when they realize you're talking about children. there was as i said this very arresting article in "the new york times" this morning front page that i read very early this morning. about this 11-year-old named sesani. and it brought to mind when the president was speaking on income inequality. he talked about children in poverty. listen. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own. that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> i mean, when we get to the point where children in no fault of their own are living in these situations and it's just discarded, that's troubling about the spiri
who helped free south africa from apartheid and inspired citizens of all nations. president obama spoke just moments ago. >> he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. for now let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >> mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, but he never stopped believing in freedom for himself and his country. outside his home just moments ago, the people of south africa were singing. ♪ >> we'll be going live to south africa in just a moment, but first i want to bring in nbc news contributor charlene hunter galt. she spent years covering both nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement in south africa. thank you for being on tonight. >> thank yo
people visited the website alone. there's a huge demand for better health care. and president obama has this challenge for his critics. >> if despite all the millions of people benefitting from it, you still think this law's a bad idea, then you've got to tell us specifically what you'd do differently to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance nmoe secure. >> so what exactly would they do differently? speaker boehner, take it away. >> the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. they want to be able to pick their own doctor. they want to be able to pick their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system will look like. >> will that be up for vote in 2014? a bill like that? speaker, will that be up for a vote in 2014? >> we'll see. >> we'll see? that's what you'll tell the millions of americans who want affordable health care? we'll see? that's not good enough. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> this law is working and is here to stay. joining me now are cong
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